Visiting Egypt and looking for more memorable accommodation instead of just your everyday generic hotel chain? Well you’re in luck, because throughout the various cities and travel destinations in Egypt, there are a handful of beautiful boutique hotels that are all about providing thoughtful, unique experiences, whether through their architecture and interior design, their service or just their overall mission and ethos.
That being said, here are some of the best boutique hotels in Egypt in our humble opinion:
Lazib Inn Resort & Spa
Lazib Inn is an eight-suite boutique hotel on a green hilltop overlooking Fayoum’s Lake Qarun, built in the Fayoumi architectural style. Because the rooms are so limited, the hotel has an intimate and home-like feel to it.
They have a full-service spa as well as an outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Tunis Village, the main sightseeing area of Fayoum, is right outside of the hotel and they can also arrange trips into the desert to see Wadi el Hitan, Wadi el Rayan and other great sites in the Fayoum area.
For more details and booking: http://lazibinn.com/
La Maison Bleue
Location: El Gouna
La Maison Bleue is designed after 19th century Mediterranean mansions, influenced by architecture in Italy, Turkey, Syria and North Africa and furnished with European pieces from the past 3 centuries. This adult-only luxury hotel has only suites and super premium suites, making it a favorite of couples and celebrities looking for privacy.
It has an outdoor pool (heated in the winter months), full spa and a private beach right on a Red Sea lagoon. It’s just steps away from Abu Tig Marina, and you can read our full local’s guide to El Gouna here.
For more details and booking: https://lamaison-bleue.com/
Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary
Location: Dakhla Oasis
This boutique hotel on the edge of Gilf el Kebir and the Great Sand Sea in Egypt’s Western Desert is so remote that the only way of reaching it is by small plane, arranged by the Al Tarfa team.
The sanctuary itself has only 20 rooms and suites, so privacy is guaranteed on this spacious private reserve, amongst date and acacia tree orchards. You can relax in the garden or at the pool, surrounded by Dakhla Oasis’ rare mix of greenery, desert and mountains.
Whether you’re there to just relax or to explore this mysterious and isolated place, the Al Tarfa team will set it up for you from A to Z.
For more details and booking: https://altarfa.net/
Located on Heissa Island surrounded by the Nile in Aswan, this boutique hotel and ecolodge has views of not only Philae Temple, but the Aswan High Dam as well. The hotel as 24 rooms, each with an outdoor jacuzzi. Yep, you read that right!
The hotel is built in the eco-friendly Nubian style, with strong focus on its natural surroundings and best ecological practices. Besides their own restaurant and leisure activities, the hotel can also arrange different Aswan excursions for you.
For more details and booking: their website
Villa Belle Époque
Hidden away in the green (yes, green) suburb of Maadi, you’ll find a refurbished colonial villa dating back to the 1920s. This villa is now the boutique hotel Villa Belle Époque, with each of its rooms named after a different Egyptian city and designed accordingly with local art and vintage pieces.
On the grounds of the villa there’s also a pool and patio surrounded by lemon, olive, mango and guava trees. They also have the Acacia restaurant, where you can enjoy international fare made out of fresh Egyptian ingredients.
For more details and booking: Villa Belle Époque FB page
Location: Siwa Oasis
This hidden-away, primitive and yet still luxurious boutique hotel is an ecolodge out in the remote Siwa Oasis, with earth buildings that blend into the landscape. There’s no electricity, so Adrère Amellal comes alive at night with candles and lanterns.
This is the place to go if you want to totally disconnect from it all and feel at one with nature -- all elements of this hotel are made from local and natural materials, including the actual buildings themselves.
Visited by celebrities and royalty, Adrère Amellal is not by any means cheap, but its 5 star service and dining will still have you feeling the luxury even in the most primitive of settings.
For more details and booking: https://www.adrereamellal.com
Lots of guests refer to this boutique hotel on the West Bank of Luxor as an ‘oasis’ after spending the day exploring ancient Egyptian desert tombs and temples in the soaring Luxor temperatures.
Set in a more green rural setting than the rest of central Luxor, Al Moudira has a pool, jacuzzi, terrace and grounds that you can enjoy away from the hustle and bustle. Each of their rooms are individually designed, and everything ties together to give the look and feel of an Arabesque palace, with different nods throughout to ancient Egyptian art.
For more details and booking: Al Moudira’s Booking.com listing
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